Jakar Hamilton goes down for the season, and the reaction is… panic? worry? concern? grim silence?
The injury hits the Bulldogs at a position where they at least have developed some depth.
“I think we’re in pretty good shape there,” coach Mark Richt said.
Maybe he’s delusional about the situation. Who can tell right now? All I know is that if he’d have said that after the G-Day game, we’d have all thought he was nuts. So if Richt’s right, it’s a sea change at the position, that’s for sure.
Speaking of changes, if this doesn’t get you at least a teeny bit pumped up, I don’t know what to do for you:
… Sophomore inside linebacker Alec Ogletree led the defense for a second consecutive scrimmage, compiling eight tackles and a sack.
“He would have been successful at safety, but I think moving him to linebacker is one of the best decisions our coaches could have made for the overall success of our defense and our team,” outside linebacker Jarvis Jones said of Ogletree. “He can get off blocks. He can run sideline to sideline. He can make big plays. He’s a high-energy guy and brings it every day.”
That’s coming from a guy who had to move out of the middle when Ogletree was bumped from safety.
It’s Grantham’s big gamble. And like all big gambles, it’ll pay off big if it works.